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Biotechnology is an interdisciplinary field merging basic science, applied science, and engineering. Study genetic engineering, cell  biology, molecular biology, and microbiology, analytical instrumentation, and bio processing. Learn about the latest research in immunology, virology, genomics, proteomics, and bioinformatics.

Biotechnology courses take place in our state-of-the-art labs »

: Our graduates can work in the bioindustry (biofuel, food, and pharmaceutical industries) monitoring quality control and assurance of biomaterials. They may also specialize in areas such as bioinformatics, genetic and protein engineering, nanobiotechnology, and bioremediation, or apply forensic biology techniques in areas such as criminal forensics.

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In addition to the courses listed in the curriculum shown below, this four-year program requires 3 mandatory 4-month co-op work terms.

Biotechnology Curriculum


Fall (Sept - Dec)

Winter (Jan - Apr)

Summer (May-Aug)

Year 1

Level IA

Level IB


Year 2

Level IIA

Level IIB

Co-op Work Term 1

Year 3

Level IIIA

Co-op – Work Term 2

Co-op – Work Term 3

Year 4

Level IIIB

Level IVA


Year 5

Level IVB

*Co-op work-term possibilities for the summers in years 1 and 4 should be discussed with the ECCS office.

The GEN TECH requirements have been revised, please refer to your Advisement Report on MOSAIC for your degree requirements.

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Level IA
WHMIS 1A00      Introduction to Health and Safety
ENG TECH 1CH3 Chemistry
ENG TECH 1CP3 C++ Programming
ENG TECH 1MC3 Mathematics I
ENG TECH 1PH3 Physics
GEN TECH 1CS3 Communication Skills I
Level IB
ENG TECH 1AC3 Analytical Chemistry
ENG TECH 1BI3 Biology
ENG TECH 1EL3 Electricity and Electronics I
ENG TECH 1MT3 Mathematics II
GEN TECH 1CZ3 Communication Skills  II
Level IIA
BIO TECH 2CB3 Cell Biology
BIO TECH 2EC3 Chemical Engineering Concepts
BIO TECH 2M03 Molecular Biology
BIO TECH 2OC3 Organic Chemistry
ENG TECH 2MA3 Mathematics III
GEN TECH 2PW3 Professional Workplace Practices 
Level IIB
BIO TECH 2BC3 Biochemistry
BIO TECH 2B03 Biotechnology I
BIO TECH 2GT3 Genetics
BIO TECH 2MB3 Microbiology
GEN TECH 2EE3 Engineering Economics
GEN TECH 2MP3 Management Principles
Level IIIA
BIO TECH 3B03 Biotechnology II 
BIO TECH 3BC3 Bioprocess Control and Dynamics
BIO TECH 3IV3 Immunology and Virology
ENG TECH 3ES3 Engineering Statistics
GEN TECH 3FF3 Financial Systems
GEN TECH 3MT3 Project Management
Level IIIB
BIO TECH 3BP3 Bioreactor Processes and Design
BIO TECH 3FM3 Food Microbiology
BIO TECH 3FR3 Forensics
BIO TECH 3PM3 Pharmacology
GEN TECH 3LS3 Quality Control and Assurance Methods
GEN TECH 3ET3 Entrepreneurial Thinking and Innovation
Level IVA
BIO TECH 4BL3 Biomaterials and Biocompatibility
BIO TECH 4BM3 Biopharmaceuticals
BIO TECH 4GP3 Genomics and Proteomics
BIO TECH 4TR1 Capstone Project I (continues through Level 4B)
GEN TECH 4TS3 Technology and Society
GEN TECH 4OM3 Operations Management
Level IVB
BIO TECH 4BI3 Bioinformatics
BIO TECH 4BS3 Biotechnology Regulations
BIO TECH 4TB3 Biotechnology III
BIO TECH 4TR3 Capstone Project II (continues from Level 4A)
GEN TECH 4FT3 Strategic Management
GEN TECH 4TE3 Technology Ethics and Sustainability